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Challenger 350 vs Gulfstream G280

Comparing The Gulfstream G280 and Bombardier Challenger 350 Super Midsize Jets

The Gulfstream G280 and the Challenger 350 are both super midsize jets that are ideal for 8 or 9 passengers. They have cross country range and comfortable interiors with plenty of cabin space. However, there are some slight differences between two of the best selling and most frequently chartered business jets.

Challenger 350 vs Gulfstream G280
The Bombardier Challenger 350 (top) and the Gulfstream G280


The Gulfstream G280 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D turbofan engines, which give it a maximum speed of Mach 0.85. It also has a range of 4,140 nautical miles, able to complete non-stop flights from New York to London or Paris to Dubai.

The Challenger 350 is powered by two Honeywell HTF7350 turbofan engines, which give it a maximum speed of Mach 0.83. It has a range of 3,200 nautical miles, which is still enough for coast-to-coast travel, but the G280 covers nearly 30% more distance than the Challenger 350.

Both of these business jets are able to operate on shorter runways, providing the option to utilize smaller airports to spend less time traveling while arriving and departing closer to your destination.


Both of these super midsize jets comfortably seat 8-9 passengers, making them ideal for families, small groups, and pet friendly charter flights. Each cabin also includes a fully enclosed lavatory.

The interior of the Challenger 350 focuses on sound suppression to deliver a smooth, quiet flight experience. Bombardier designed the Challenger 350 with a flat floor cabin and double club seating to maximize interior space, and there are plenty of connectivity options for all of your devices on-board.

The Gulfstream G280 has a number of updated features to make travel more comfortable, including 100% fresh air circulation, plasma ionized clean air system, and 19 windows to allow plenty of light into the cabin and provide amazing views from the sky. The G280 has a slightly larger cabin and more storage space than the Challenger 350, a larger galley, and may often come with better entertainment systems.

The G280’s cabin is one of the tallest in the midsize category, measuring 6’3″ in height and allowing you to comfortably move around in-flight.


The Gulfstream G280 currently carries a price tag of around $24.5 million. The Challenger 350 is slightly more expensive, at $26.7 million. The cost to own and operate each aircraft are similar, although Challenger 350’s may be available with slightly better charter rates.

Overall, both the Gulfstream G280 and the Challenger 350 are excellent choices for cross country trips for up to 9 passengers.

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